Is it stress? Is it just a tiring season that’s not yet ending? Or is it burnout?
If you wish to cultivate better emotional skills and have a good relationship with your kids, being humble and willing to learn and grow is a good starting point.
All children feel anxious or worried from time to time. It is a normal part of growing up. As parents, we cannot shield our children from feelings of anxiety. How we can support them is to help them cope with their worries or anxieties. In a recent podcast, I shared four strategies using the acronym C.A.L.M to help parents support their anxious children.
There are many reasons why husbands and wives are afraid to be vulnerable and engage in authentic conversations. But perhaps the root cause is the lack of emotional safety in the marriage.
Do you dismiss your hurt feelings in your marriage, thinking that time will heal? When wounded, most people slap on a band-aid that provides superficial relief in the short-term. But as the offenses stack up and nothing is done to clear the air, some couples reach a tipping point and throw the baby out with the bath water. They end up at the family court or lawyer’s office.
For children, a separation or divorce can be devastating, confusing and stressful at the same time. Depending on their age, different children will have different levels of abilities to comprehend and cope with the emotional turmoil when their parents go their separate ways. What can we do to help our children better manage the change and disruption?
Teaching our children how to manage their emotions is not just necessary for their survival (and our sanity). Here are 4 activities that have been helpful to us in this journey – suitable for children aged 2 to 10.
Teenagehood – that awkward and angry phase of development that we’ve come to view with trepidation and confusion, but did you know that adolescence is marked by three different stages?
The news of the tragic incident at River Valley High School brought shock and caused concern to many of us this Monday afternoon. Here are some ways you can help your teens cope with bad news.